Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hearten.(verb)
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Use "heartens" in a sentence
"His talk about Social Security concerns me, but probably heartens deficit hawks, who are taking a beating right now."
"His enthusiasm heartens me, although I cannot believe I am doing this."
"Like the sight of relief workers pouring into devastated areas, nothing so heartens reporters chronicling the gut-wrenching story of a Hollywood celebrity crackup as the sight of e-mails streaming in to offer unsolicited assistance in the form of easy quotes from academics, lawyers, and other aspiring talking heads."